of Rowan County, North Carolina, prove Wyatt Holt
was living there at time of the 1800 U. S.
Census, as-well-as on February 6, 1805, when
he took an apprentice to train in carpentry. The
extent of this obligation was not mentioned in the
court record, so whether this training took
3-6 months, one-year or longer, we do not
know. It seems sure Wyatt was born and lived
near the town of Salisbury. We
have no date when he moved his family into the wilderness,
but his property was about five miles west of
Hendersonville in Buncombe County, where they were
listed in the 1810 Census. Wyatt and Wife
eventually had 12 children. Their first two
children were born in Rowan County and
the last six were born in Buncombe County ... but
birth place of the four middle children is still
unknown. Pertinent data
pertaining to each of their twelve children is
was the first child born to Wyatt Holt.
She was born in Rowan County, North Carolina, on
29 April 1801. Very little information
has come to light about her. Could it
be her full name was Mary Ann?..... for she had a
daughter by that name. She
was listed in the 1810 and 1820 Census with her
1815, her father purchased acreage on Shaws Creek
where the family was living when she married
November 14, 1822. At that
time Shaws Creek was in Buncombe County,
North Carolina. Later-on,
county lines changed and Shaws Creek became
part of Henderson County.
Library records note many
Holt families were of the Baptist faith.
This was also true of the Wyatt Holt
family. Mary likely met her future husband
at church, for she married Baptist minister, Rev.
Jonathan King, who was born December 20, 1800,
in Buncombe County, North Carolina.
King, Sr. witnessed two Deeds for Wyatt Holt.
The author of "Brief Baptist
Biographies 1707-1982, Vol. 2", Robert
P. Hamby, lists many King family members thru the
years. Samuel King, Sr., born 1746 in
Virginia was a Revolutionary soldier serving
with the Virginia troops during the War
(1776-1781). His wife was Elizabeth
Underwood Davenport, b 15 Sept 1737, died in
March 1827. They were living in
Henderson County, North Carolina, when Samuel died
in 1828. Their son, Samuel
King, Jr., was born in 1772 and died
in 1849. He was the father of Mary Holt's
husband, Jonathan King. Samuel was in the U. S.
Army and fought in the War of 1812.
Jon's mother, Mary Ashe Kelley, was born 1777 -
died 1813-14. Samuel Jr. later
to Hamby's book, on 8 October 1844,
Jonathan King was among the Elders who led in establishing
Hendersonville, North Carolina's First Baptist
Church. Mary Holt King was a charter member.
Hamby noted the King family ALL came
from Mud Creek Baptist
Church ... established in 1802.
Therefore...it's reasonable to assume the Wyatt
Holt family attended church at Mud
Creek and that Mary met Jonathan there.
book mentions James Blythe, Jr., purchasing
200 Acres on Shaws Creek, September of
1794. Without doubt, this was
the same 200 acres Wyatt Holt bought from James
Blythe, Jr., and was the same acreage Jonathan
King later-on bought from Wyatt, his
father-in-law. Due to Wyatt
buying property from a Mud
Creek Church member, may be
considered a clue that his business
dealings were often with church members.
Mary's maiden name was forgotten after her
father moved from North Carolina to Tennessee.
Altho Mr. Hamby found mentions of her in church
records, the only data written about her was
as a member of the King family. Not
knowing when Mary Holt King died, or that Jonathan
King remarried, Mr. Hamby mistook Jonathan's
second wife, listed in the church records as
"Nancy", to be the same woman as Mary
Mary's father was selling his property, his son-in-law
bought 255 acres at a price well below
what Wyatt paid for it. Perhaps
Wyatt chose to Gift his daughter in this way, plus
this helped him make a quick sale.
Mary was not named in the Deed, the usual
practice in those days.
Per census, we learned Jonathan and Mary continued
to reside at their own homestead, never
moving to her father's property.
This fact helped establish comings and goings of another
family member mentioned on other pages.
By 1840, Jonathan
King and Mary Holt's family had expanded to 4 sons
and 6 daughters. Per the 1850
Census, daughter, Susannah, was born
abt 1843, bringing their total known
children to 11. Some King
researchers list 2 more daughters and 1 son born
to Mary... with names being...Sarah Naomi,
Charlotte T. and Jonathan Lafayette King.
These children likely died young since no proof
has surfaced. If anyone has proof
these children belonged to Mary Holt
King, please share that data for posting on
Holt King died 27 November 1856.
Family tradition says she was buried in
Henderson County. Was she was
buried at Shaws Creek where her Mother may
have been buried? Or, were Mary
and her Mother buried at at the church
cemetery at Mud Creek where Jonathan was
ordained? Being buried on private land might
account for no record of their graves.
Mary's death, Jonathan married 44-year-old Nancy
Whitmire, born February 11, 1813.
Jonathan was age 56 when they wed October 18,
1857. In 1870 Census, Jon and Nancy King
were living in Pickens County, South
Carolina. Per Census,
Jonathan's real estate value was $6000 ...
personal estate was valued at $4000.
We can assume Jonathan sold his Henderson County
land holdings when he moved away ... including
acreage Wyatt sold him. Jonathan King
died August 23, 1883. Nancy died after
1884. Family records say
Jonathan was buried on his plantation.
Is this a clue Jonathan buried Mary on their
property and not a church cemetery?
estate documents are on record at Pickens County
Probate Court. His Will named his 10
children by Mary Holt King.
Not named was daughter, Susannah, who
apparently died young and was childless.
Mary Holt King likely named a daughter for her
Mother, who possibly was named Elizabeth
Elmira. Cousin Richard Holt
wrote an interesting commentary of his research
into this name...a name also given to Wyatt's
tenth child. Click the Back Button
of Mary Holt and husband,
Jonathan King, are listed below: (1)
Elizabeth Elmira King, b 30 April 1823; (2)
Jeremiah King, b 25 Nov 1825; (3) Samuel
Barnett King, b 21 Feb 1827;
(4) Mary Ann King, b 21 Oct 1828; (5) W.
Hannah King, born 21 Feb 1830;
(6) David King, born 18 May 1831; (7) Rebecca
King, born 5 Feb 1838; (8) Harriet
Lee King, born 23 July 1834; (9) Jacob
King, b 3 March 1836;
(10) James Webster King, b 12 Nov 1842; (11)
Susannah King, b ca 1843.
(David died fighting in Confederate Army).
Samuel Holt, b
1802, Salisbury, Rowan County, North
Carolina. Married 1) Asenath (Bradley?)
with whom he had 9 children. 2) Mary
(Polly) Skiles, with whom he had 8 children.
He died before 1880 in Cocke County,
Tennessee. For more, Click INDEX below for Samuel
MILLY Holt, b 10
August 1805, Salisbury, Rowan County,
North Carolina. Emilia, Millea and
Milly were various spellings of her name in the U.
S. Census. Milly was counted in
Wyatt's 1820 Census, but the Census
Taker mistakenly listed her as 'male' in the 1810
Census. Nevertheless, that she lived at Mud
Creek with her husband, just a few miles from
Wyatt Holt's property is an evidence she was
Wyatt's daughter ... for Wyatt was the only
Holt in the 1810-1820 Census for Buncombe County.
Her 1850 census lists her birthplace as S.C.,
as did her 1870 census. It
is likely James gave this information ... for
Milly's 1860 and 1880 census corrected this error,
stating her birth was in North Carolina,
same as her parents.
Holt married James Wyatt (son of John).
Of their 13 children, six had the same names
as her siblings. Could one of her daughters be
named after her mother? Their children were:
1) Sarah D., b 1826; 2) John b. 1828;
3) Jacob, b.
1830; 4) Alfred, b. 1831; 5)
Nancy J., b. 1834; 6) Mary
(Elmira ?); 7) Melinda, b.
1838; 8) Matilda, b. 1840; 9)
Sampson, b. 1842; 10 &
11) Hiram and his
twin, Elijah, b. 1844; 12) Jesse
b 1846; 13) James
Riley Wyatt, b 1848. Milly's
husband and one of her brothers had the same
name 'James'. She likely met James at church, that's
where country people often met for the first time
... at church. Mary, her sister, likely met
her husband at church, too. James
Wyatt was born 1798, in Buncombe County.
He died June 18, 1883, in Cumberland County,
Tennessee. Milly Holt Wyatt died on Aug
11, 1894. She was buried at Hales Chapel Cemetery
next to James, her husband.
many thanks to Cousin Steve Rivkin for
sharing the following data about Milly Holt Wyatt
and husband, James Wyatt's family:
brief, John Wyatt was born in 1772 and his wife,
Sarah Trammel, was born in 1777. They lived
in Buncombe County, North Carolina. They
moved to Tennessee in 1826, and around 1830,
they moved to Cumberland County. John named his
gun 'Hog High'. They lived in the
Hiwassee Indian Lands of Tennessee for a few
years. John was a Republican and also
a noted hunter as well as a stone mason. And
as a very old man he sometimes assisted his
son-in-law hero, "The Red Fox",
known for working for the North during the Civil
War. John's father was James Wyatt
- a supposed Revolutionary War soldier, who
served 7 years. I was born in 1953,
in Washington D. C. From age 6 onwards
until year 2000 (46 years) I would pretty much go
to Crossville in Cumberland County every
year for part of the summer.
I went to Family Reunions and got into
genealogy. That's when I began
visiting many local county courthouses.
My Grandmother was a real wealth of
information too. When I was age 6, I
met my Great-Grandfather, James
Simeon Wyatt, who was Milly Holt Wyatt's
grandson. Some people mess up his middle
name and think it is Sampson after his father.
But his middle name was Simeon, named for his
Mother's father, Simeon Selby. He died later
in the year that I met him. I also met the locally
famous Jane Wyatt in her log cabin mansion that
was in Cumberland County ... a sweet lady who had
been a Zeigfeld's Follies Girl, a
silent film actress, a stage actress and
singer in New York City. She
married a rich Texan and they settled in
Cumberland County. She was a First Cousin of my
Grandfather, Sanford Lee Wyatt, as I
recall. But she was not the other even
more famous Jane Wyatt, with a
somewhat similar history...although Cumberland
County treated her like a returning hero and named
the road her log mansion was on "Jane Wyatt
Road". Jane's father was John Wyatt,
who was a Sheriff for some time in the County. A
part of Jane's very large land
holdings that were around her home once
was a part of the first John Wyatt's land when he
came to Tennessee from North Carolina; the same
John Wyatt born in 1772, married to Sarah Trammel.
Some folks misspell Sarah's name as Trambel
and Tremble, but old
records often have a lot of
misspellings. This is a few memories of the
Steve is the Gr-gr-gr-grandson of Milly Holt
Wyatt and husband, James Wyatt. To
contact Steve regarding his Wyatt family lineage,
he can be reached at Dardik@cox.net
Polly Holt, was born in
1808, in Rowan or Buncombe County, N.C. Her
father's 1810 and 1820 Census left
open three different years she could have been
born, in accordance with her siblings birth
years. Using those
records, her birth year was confirmed
by her 1850 Census, with
husband, Abraham Brown. Among her 11
children were twins, Polly and Milly.
James Holt, born
ca 1807, in Rowan or Buncombe
County, North Carolina. He married Margaret
Brown in N.C. They had 11
children. In 1850 Census, James and
family lived next door to his brother, Samuel, in
Pickens County, South Carolina. By
1860, James and family lived in Cocke
County, Tennessee, near to brother, Samuel.
James died between 1871-79 in Cocke
County. When I began this research,
it seemed James was surely younger than Jacob.
We have no record of when James married, but
Jacob married and had a child two years
before James wed, so ... it seemed certain
Jacob was older. However, in
recent years it dawned that with James and Samuel
keeping their families so close
through the years, this points to them being
closer in age than were Samuel and Jacob.
a number of children were listed in
the same-age-category in the early
census without a document to prove an
exact birth year, it could be a toss-up to
which child was the oldest unless a later census
confirmed their age. But with James and
Jacob we had no confirming older census. That's
when other data or some clues
come in, as well as a good guess. Since
no proof has been found as to the exact birth year
of James or Jacob, it seems the best
'clue', therefore, was James closeness to Samuel, his
older brother. This will be easy to correct
if proof of James or Jacob's birth is ever
thanks to Cousin Shane
for sharing a vital
document for Margaret Brown Holt's family.
Shane found the Last Will and Testament of
Margaret's father...Andrew Brown ... in the
Probate Office Estate Records at Clayton, in
Rabun County, Georgia.
Record book: 1850 - 1860 ... entitled
"Minutes, Inventory and Appraisement"...
Page's 348 - 349 - 350. The Will is dated
25 September 1855. Margaret Holt
is listed among the children of
Andrew Brown. No exact date is
recorded for Andrew Brown's death in the
Estate documents, but Shane confirms Andrew's
tombstone lists his death as May 25, 1859.
The witnesses to Andrew's Will
were the same men who witnessed his death at
Probate Court on July 5, 1859. Among those
named in this Will is Andrew's wife, Levica Brown.
The family lore says Levica was called 'Cassie'.
Shane's Gr-gr-gr-gr-Grandfather was Joseph Brown,
son of Andrew, and brother to Margaret Brown Holt.
Shane can be reached at this Email address
Jacob Holt, b ca 1809, probably
in Buncombe Co., North Carolina, married Eve
Crum, 18 Aug 1825, in Greene County,
Tennessee. They had 9 children:
Joseph Holt, b ca 1828, single;
Jesse J., b 1826, married Delilah Taylor;
Samuel, b 1830, wed Elizabeth Seaton;
Jonas, born ca 1832, wed Margaret Seaton;
John, b 1834 wed Margaret Sauceman;
Benjamin b 1837 wed Nancy Elizabeth Light;
Andrew, b 1839 wed Sarah Ann Light;
James, born 1841 wed Sarah Ann Renner; and
Martha A., b ca 1842, single.
Jacob Holt died 17 Sept 1844, in Greene
Cousin Richard Holt is a direct
descendant of Jacob and Eve, having
researched them for years. If you would like to
reach him regarding Jacob's family, his Email
address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Franklin Holt's Great-Grandson, Don E. Holt,
submitted this family story:
"Jacob and Eve's
sons, Benjamin and Andrew, migrated to
Fannin County, Texas. Benjamin's son,
William J. Holt, my grandfather, told me he and
his father, whom he called Franklin,
traveled to a port in Texas to get lumber to build
a 'homeplace' in Savoy.
They loaded two wagons with lumber and
supplies. On the way home Franklin had a
heart attack and died, leaving grandfather William
to bring his deceased father back home, as
well as the wagons. At that time
Benjamin Franklin Holt was age 55 and William was
almost 17. William's son, Robert
Orville Holt and Bessie Powers were my
'family story' is what helps to make our history
so interesting. Many
thanks to our Cousin Don Holt for sharing this
important story with us.
Jesse Holt, b 26 Mar
1811, Buncombe Co, N.C. Died 16 July
1881. Buried in Caney Branch Cemetery,
Greene County, Tennessee, along side his
wife, Elizabeth Crum (sister to Eve)
whom he married 15 October 1829, in Greene
County. Jesse and Elizabeth had 10
Daughter, born ca
1812-13 in Buncombe County, North
Carolina. She was in Wyatt's 1810 and 1820 Census
but what happened to her hasn't been discovered.
The exact date Wyatt left this area is not known
... but he sold all of his property by late
December 1824, when this daughter's approx
age was 11 or 12. With her
Mother deceased, it's possible she stayed
with her married sister, Mary, in Buncombe
County. IF so, she would
have been age 17-18 in 1830, and likely
married before census time. She was not
listed in Jonathan and Mary Holt King's 1830
census. Since Wyatt was not listed in 1830
Census, we do not know IF this
daughter moved to Greene County, Tennessee, with
the family. She has never been
identified by name and no further record of her
has surfaced in North Carolina or Tennessee. It is
likely she stayed with her father and moved to Tennessee with
him. At age 11 or 12, she
was the oldest of Wyatt's daughters still at home
... her older sisters had married. She
may have become a 'mother' to her four younger
siblings until Wyatt married a little over 3 years
Nancy Holt, born
ca 1814 in Buncombe County,
North Carolina. Ca 1829, she married
Joseph M. Brown, brother of Margaret
(listed above). They had 12 children.
Twins ... George and Lucinda C.... were born in
1835, per the 1860 Census.
Her sister, Polly Holt Brown, also had twins.
Twins must have come thru the Brown lineage.
Nancy died ca 1855 in Rabun Co., Georgia.
Elizabeth Elmira Holt, was born
in 1820, in Buncombe County, North Carolina,
too late to be counted in the Census that year.
In the 1850 Census, she was named 'Mira',
and lived with Eve Holt, her brother's widow. It
was exciting when Cousin
Richard Holt found Mira
married Melvin Moore in Greene County on Dec
12, 1862, at age 42. This was Mira's
only marriage. She died childless in February
1871, in Greene County.
Jonas Holt, was born ca
1821, Buncombe County, North Carolina
died 31 Aug 1845, at Caney Branch,
Greene County, Tennessee. Cause
of death at age 24 is unknown.
In "Greene County Tennessee Marriages
1783-1868", by Goldene Fillers Burgner
... two marriages are listed for Jonas Holt
before 1845. (1) Jonas
Holt to Magdalena Garret, January
2, 1835, Pg 100. (2) Jonas Holt to Jane
Skyles, May 23, 1839, Pg. 116.
A second listing for Magdalene Garrett to
Benjamin B. Ward, May 10, 1835,
Pg.101, also exists. Jane Holt, Jonas'
widow, married Ephraim Laney, January
5, 1848, Pg.157.
it be this Jonas Holt had
a short marriage to Magdalene Garrett, on
January 2, 1835, listed in Greene County
records? The Bondsman was
Alexander Brown. At that time
Jonas was only age 14. Per the
Census of 1820 and 1830, no other man with
this name was listed in Greene or
Cocke County. Although Wyatt
Holt's family was not listed in
the 1830 Tennessee Census, county records document
another son of Wyatt Holt married
there in 1825. Therefore. Wyatt Holt
and family were definitely settled and
living in Greene County, Tennessee in 1825.
There is another marriage recorded for Magdalene
Garrett, in Greene County, on May 10, 1835.
If this was the same woman of
January 2, 1835, we do not know. But IF
it was, then Jonas Holt's quick marriage had
apparently been annulled. Perhaps he
looked a bit older than his true age.
the time of the 1840 Greene County
Census, Jonas Holt lived next door to his
father, Wyatt. He had married Jane Skyles on
May 23, 1839, and they had one son, under age 5,
likely born in February or March of 1840.
It was unfortunate that Jonas died August 31,
1845, at age 24. At that time his son
had turned age 5.
Skyles Holt was widowed for
two-years-four-months before she married
Ephraim Laney, January 5, 1848.
They were not listed in the 1850 Census of
Greene County, Tennessee. If
they had already left on a wagon train for
Missouri, is not known. But Lewis
Broyles, listed in the 1850
Greene County Census (taken in August), was
living next door to Jane and Ephraim in 1860
Census, at Spring Lake, Dent County, Missouri,
a small community.
Tennessee-born Isaac Skiles, age 30, was
living with his family at Spring Lake. Isaac
may have been related to Jane. Can anyone
shed further light on the Skyles/Skiles family
know this Jane Laney was JONAS
HOLT'S widow...because living two houses
from Jane and Ephraim in
1860, was WILLIAM HOLT, age 20,
which was the age Jonas and Jane's son would have
been. William and his wife,
Elizabeth, had a 7 month old son,
Ephraim, clearly named in honor of the
step-father who raised William from age 7 or
8. Therefore... the name of
this baby confirms William to be
the only son of Jonas Holt and Jane Skyles.
William Holt and his wife, Elizabeth, had 5 other
known children: George W., Jennie,
Jesse, Tennessee (f) and Mary
family of Jonas and Jane Holt was basically 'lost'
to our family until late 2010, when a
descendant of their son, WILLIAM HOLT, saw this
website and discovered his ancestor, Wyatt
Holt. He descends from
Ephraim Holt, the first child of William
Holt and wife, Elizabeth Johnson.
Because William was so young when his father
died, it seemed more sad upon learning that
some two years later his Mom and new step-father
migrated from Tennessee to Missouri.
Regardless of the children and many
grandchildren in the Holt family, it had to
be a very sad time for Wyatt after losing his son,
Jonas, and to then also lose his 8 year-old
grandson as well. Our ancestor, Wyatt Holt, is an
endeared family figure ... and how delightful we
can now share him with a descendant of his son,
Jonas Holt. How amazing the Internet
Hiram Holt, born ca
1824, in Buncombe County, North
Carolina. Married: 1) Isabella
Gregg 2) Jane Renn.
Hiram was a soldier in
the Confederate Army, Company E , 16th
His death was between 1881-1899 in Cocke
County, Tennessee. He had 10 children.
have a 'theory' that Isabella Gregg
Holt may have been the oldest child of
Thomas Gregg and wife, Elizabeth McMurtry.
This family were neighbors to the Wyatt Holt
family. Children of this Gregg family,
Elizabeth and brother Samuel, married Wyatt and
Mary's children, John and Mahala Holt. Per
1850 Census, Thomas Gregg had a daughter named
Abigail. The second child of Hiram and Isabella
was named Abigail. Cousin
Roger Ford confirmed the full name of
Abigail was Sara Abigail, and according to the
same census we find that Thomas and Elizabeth
Gregg had a daughter named Sally, a
diminutive of the name Sarah.
Names can often lend
evidence to support a theory
and for whatever the truth is, Isabella might
have been the oldest of Thomas and Elizabeth
Gregg's children as we consider Isabella
named her third child "Thomas".
So here we have Isabella naming 2 children with
names from the Thomas Gregg family. Does
anyone have proof...or...even a better clue as to
the name of Isabella's parents? If
any sons of Wyatt Holt had a middle name of
'Thomas' it is not known; yet, the name Thomas
was widely used in Gregg lineage.
the 1840 Census,'Wyott' Holt was shown living two
houses below the listing for a Lydia Gragg, who
was btwn age 60-70. Lydia's
listing was next door to a James McMurtrey.
By this we can see how the Holt, Gregg/Gragg, and
McMurtry families would have known each other into
thanks to Cousin Roger Ford for sharing the
"James Hiram Holt was married to
Isabella "Ebby" Gregg on 14 Dec 1843, in
Greene County, Tennessee, by William G. Keys, J.P.
Bondsman and witness was Jesse Holt, Hiram's
brother. Hiram and Ebby lived in
the Caney Branch community, in the 9th
Division, E District of Greene County.
By trade, Hiram was a blacksmith.
Three (3) children were born to them
in Greene County: (1) Joseph (Josiah) Holt, b
in 1844, married Thann _?_; (2)
Sara Abigail Holt, b 22 Mar 1849 - d 18 Aug 1903.
She married George Washington Sauceman on 13 July
1867. (3) Thomas F. Holt,
b 1848, married Salina _?_.
Isabella died late 1850 or early 1851,
leaving Hiram with a young family.
He married Jane Wren on 22 September 1853,
daughter of James Wren (born 1803)and
Abigail Gragg (born 1802). Hiram and Jane
lived in Cocke County, Tennessee at Taylorsburg
in 1860. Jane's brother,
Reuben, and their widowed mother, Abigail, lived
with them. Per family tradition, Jane was
asked to help with the children when Isabella
became very ill. Jane was listed in
their 1850 Greene County Census, 9th District.
She was thought to be part Cherokee.
"Hiram and Jane Renn
Holt had 7 children born in Cocke
County, Tenn. 1) Myra Holt, b October
1856...married Tipton C. Hall, 11 Feb 1884. They
had two sons: John Hall, born November
1884 and James Hall, born Aug. 1887.
(2 Harriett Holt, b ca 1859. She married
Albert P. Cowden sometime in 1880. One daughter,
Mary Jane Cowden, born September 1898, in
Sevier County, TN. (3 Isabell 'Jobie'
Holt, b 1862. She wed
Chester Messer, 18 Jan 1885. They had children:
Maggie E., William H.M., Horace W., Sara P.
and Martha Messer. 4) Eliza
Louisa Holt, b 1865, wed Jim Hall. (No
further information avail.) 5) Martha Elizabeth, b
Dec 1867 per 1870 U.S.Census. (However, her
death certificate gives her birth as 1 Feb 1871.)
Martha was married several times and had 1
daughter, Eliza Jane McMahan, b 1888... who
wed James A. Black. 6) Susan Dialtha
Holt, b Nov 1874 per her parents 1880
Census; per 1900 Census, b Nov 1870; per 1910
census, b 1872. She
married Thomas Fraser/Fraizer.
They had 9 children, 3 lived.
Four names from the census: Dora, born April 1886;
Samuel B., b July 1888; Sylvania, b
1893; L_?_ S., born April 1896.
7) David, b Dec 1875, married Martha Ford of Grassy
Fork, Hartford County, Tennessee. They
had 5 children. Martha's parents were
James Lillard Ford and wife, Mary Jane Cates Ford.
1870 and 1880 Census list Hiram and Jane Holt in District
11, near to Newport. (Taylorsburg is
the modern day Edwina and is near Newport.) In
1900 Census, Jane Wren Holt, widowed, lived with
dau, Susan Fraser's family. Martha Holt
sister...also widowed, lived there as well.
At time of the 1910 Census, Jane lived with son,
David Holt and family. Death
dates for Hiram and Jane are not known." (End)
Hiram Holt was Roger's great-great-grandfather.
For more information on the Ford and Clark
families, Email Cousin Roger at email@example.com
thanks to Cousin Richard Holt for submitting
the following data which proves that Hiram
Holt's daughter...who was listed in two of Hiram's
census as 'Mary' (1860 & 1880) was
actually named 'Myra'. In 1870, she was
listed as 'Mira' and in her 1900 Census as 'Mirie". Due
to southern speech in those days, Myra might have
been heard as 'My-ree' and mistaken as being 'Mirie'
by the Census Taker. (A different Census
Taker might have heard this name spoken as 'Mar-ree'
and assumed it was 'Mary'... like the name Carroll
was sometimes heard as 'Carl'.) "Cocke County
Tennessee Marriages Index 1880-1884" has Bride:
Myra Holt Groom: Tipton
C. Hall #507, 11 Feb 1884.
you have data on any of Wyatt Holt's children that
you would like to share, please Email
me at firstname.lastname@example.org.